My sweet little Tipper! It's freezing outside but warm inside with my pup, a heating blanket, and a good book. Later I may get up and sew and perhaps cook something for dinner. Valentine's Dayis always a nice break in the blah winter months after Christmas. How could a day that is associated with chocolate be bad? Isn't odd some of things that we remember? When I think of Valentine's Day as a kid, I remember sitting at the kitchen table in the old farmhouse on the hill. My grandmother was there and there was a ton of snow. I don't know if we were waiting for my brother's school bus or what but I've always remembered that. I think we also were putting together Valentine's Day cards - back then, cards came in books. You would punch out the card and then there would be a piece - usually a heart or something that you would attach by way of a tab. I love that memory and every time I think of it, I feel loved.